Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: From Plato to Postmodernism

Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition: From Plato to Postmodernism

by James L. Kastely

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300068382
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/31/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


James L. Kastely is associate professor of English at the University of Houston.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1 Refutation: Rhetoric as a Philosophical Problem
1(28)
PART I Socratic and Tragic Skepticism 29(106)
2 In Defense of Plato's Gorgias
29(21)
3 Persuasion and Refutation: Meno's Challenge
50(29)
4 Sophocles' Philoctetes and the Crisis of Rhetoric
79(35)
5 Violence and Rhetoric in Euripides' Hecuba
114(21)
PART II Classical Skepticism and Postmodern Rhetoric Briefly Rethinking the Fate of Rhetoric 135(124)
6 Persuasion: Jane Austen's Philosophical Rhetoric
145(23)
7 Refuting Sartre: Modernism's Equivocation on the Reader
168(27)
8 Refuting de Man
195(26)
9 Rhetoric and Ideology
221(38)
Notes 259(12)
Glossary of Greek Rhetorical Terms 271(2)
Bibliography 273(10)
Index 283

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